Longwood has one of the most historically significant tree collections in the region.
This land was originally owned by William Penn, and later part of a 202-acre working farm and arboretum belonging to the Peirce family. The arboretum, known . . . — — Map (db m175052) HM
Pierre S. du Pont graduated from MIT with a degree in chemistry and took courses in mechanical drawing, water analysis, and physics, among others. He was introduced to new technologies during visits to World's Fairs at the turn of the 20th century. . . . — — Map (db m87233) HM
Pierre du Pont, Longwood Gardens' founder, built this cool, shady fountain garden from 1925 to 1927. The basic layout of the garden is similar to one seen by Mr. and Mrs. du Pont at the Villa Gamberaia, near Florence, Italy, on their 1913 European . . . — — Map (db m87197) HM
Pierre S. du Pont's love of water and fountains are embodied in this Garden built from 1925-1927. Inspired by his early travels to Italy, he drew inspiration for Villa Gamberaia, near Florence for the basic design. Mr. du Pont planned every . . . — — Map (db m184220) HM
The property that became Longwood Gardens was originally owned by Quaker farmer George Peirce, who purchased the land from William Penn in 1700. George Peirce's great-grandsons loved botany and began a collection of trees near the original . . . — — Map (db m87195) HM
The Peirce family, owners of this land from 1700 to 1905, collected and planted trees in rows near the house. By 1850, they had developed Peirce's Park, one of this nation's finest arbortums. The adjoining woodland is known as Peirce's Woods. In . . . — — Map (db m87196) HM
Originally part of the Peirces' working farm, this seven-acre woodland garden has been meticulously planned using native plants.
During the 19th century, the Peirce family tapped sugar maples on this site for syrup. They also . . . — — Map (db m184216) HM
Inspired by the success of the Italian Water Garden and Open Air Theatre fountains, Pierre S. du Pont unveiled the Main Fountain Garden in 1931. The goal was to rival the fountains he had seen in Europe and at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in . . . — — Map (db m87214) HM
The Peirce-du Pont House takes its name from the two families who lived here for a combined total of over 200 years. When Pierre S. du Pont acquired Longwood from the Peirce family in 1906, his purchase included their early 18th-century farmhouse . . . — — Map (db m144179) HM